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Sexual Assault

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  • Bond set at $1 million for man accused of assaulting, impregnating girl

    Bond set at $1 million for man accused of assaulting, impregnating girl
    Judge Joseph Cataldo set bond at $1 million Monday for a 44-year-old Streamwood man accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a 14-year-old relative. Juan J. Torres, of the 700 block of Russet Lane, was charged in Cook County Circuit Court with...
  • Alleged Sexual Assaults Reported To Yale Police

    NEW HAVEN — Yale University police received two reports of alleged sexual assaults on campus last week, according to university officials. The first was reported Tuesday. According to a community alert from Yale Police Chief Ronnell A. Higgins, the...
  • Joliet teacher accused of having sex with former students from Orland school

    Joliet teacher accused of having sex with former students from Orland school
    A teacher at a junior high school in Joliet has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse after she was accused of having sex with two former students from a school in Orland Park, authorities said Friday. Cara Labus, 30, of Joliet, was charged...
  • Campus police at Purdue University investigating sexual assault

    Campus police at Purdue University investigating sexual assault
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue University Police Department is investigating the second report of sexual assault on the campus in less than a week. The victim told campus police she was walking home alone after leaving a party Saturday night when...
  • Jameis Winston's accuser goes public in documentary 'The Hunting Ground'

    Jameis Winston's accuser goes public in documentary 'The Hunting Ground'
    The woman who accused Jameis Winston of rape is going public with her side of the story. In a new documentary film, Erica Kinsman is sharing her account that Winston – Florida State's former star quarterback – sexually assaulted her at an...
  • Must-see Sundance doc "The Hunting Ground" paints a harrowing picture of campus rape

    The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival....
  • Sundance documentary paints a harrowing picture of campus rape

    PARK CITY, Utah — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in "The Hunting Ground," director Kirby Dick's sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the...
  • Police: Man charged with child sex abuse 'used churches to vet' victims

    Police: Man charged with child sex abuse 'used churches to vet' victims
    A volunteer church mentor who has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child allegedly used at least two area churches to “build trust with the family and kids," Round Lake Police Chief Michael Gillette said Thursday. Roberto...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'The Hunting Ground,' Jameis Winston's accuser goes public

    Sundance 2015: In 'The Hunting Ground,' Jameis Winston's accuser goes public
    When a group of Oregon football players chanted "No means no" after their Rose Bowl victory over Florida State, an unmistakable taunting reference to the rape accusations against Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston, the moment demonstrated how sexual...
  • A survivor fears recent spotlight on rape may make it harder for other victims

    Kassie Edwards reported her rape. It wasn't much of a decision, really. She was attacked on Halloween 2008. Two months earlier, Edwards had transferred to Florida State University to be an African-American studies major, with dreams of eventually...
  • Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers

    Justice Department explores taking action on violent Illinois youth centers
    Illinois' troubled residential treatment centers for children and teens are drawing the attention of federal authorities after the Tribune documented hundreds of rape and assault allegations and found that state officials kept sending juvenile wards to...